Issue 2, April 2010

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News from Cornell's Viticulture and Enology Program 
Issue 2 April 2010


Welcome to the second issue of Appellation Cornell. In this issue we highlight two conferences hosted by The New York State Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva, NY this summera major international grape breeders conference, and the annual ASEV-ES meeting (see upcoming events below)providing regional and international scientists with the opportunity to learn about the research and facilities at Geneva, and also to tour Finger Lakes vineyards and wineries. We also highlight a five-year study linking powdery mildew severity to sunlight exposure, and underscoring the importance of canopy management for managing this key grapevine disease.

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- Chris Gerling (Enology) and Tim Martinson (Viticulture), co-editors


grape vines

RESEARCH FOCUS

Heat and UV Radiation from Sunlight Exposure Inhibit Powdery Mildew (pdf format)
Heat and UV light on sun-exposed leaves and clusters lowered survival of powdery mildew colonies in a five-year study by Cornell researchers Craig Austin and Wayne Wilcox.


Ramon

FACULTY FOCUS

5 Questions for Ramòn Mira de Orduña
Mira de Orduña, associate professor of enology, talks about his teaching and research in wine microbiology.


Adriana Coderch

STUDENT  FOCUS

Chilean Student Studies Enology at Cornell
Adriana Coderch grew up with winemaking at her family's business in Brazil and Chile.


wine production

INDUSTRY FOCUS

Internships Engage Students through Hands-On Experience
Local and international vineyards and wineries provide valuable work experience to Cornell viticulture and enology students.


Grapes

GRAPES 101

Resource Assimilation and Vineyard Productivity
Viticulture is about capturing sunlight and soil nutrients and converting them into organic compounds for fuel and growth.


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